Hi, I'm new here and haven't been online in a while due to being in a bad flare, but now I am doing much better. =)
I am currently on Prednisone, but only doing a short dose this time. I started at 40mg and I am tapering down each week. My GI and I are hoping that this will jump start my system without having to be on it for a long time. It's strange because even now I have become very emotional. I let things bother me way too much and end up crying. I did this recently at work when I found out there is a possiblity of being layed off - this also makes my stress go way up which is not good either.
I was previously on Pred. back in 2005 for about 1 year. I had a very bad flare. So I know what it's like to have some serious side effects. I had tons of shaking, increased appetite - weight gain, became depressed. I was so weak back then that I could not even get up very well without holding onto something and struggling. I am glad this flare is not like that at all!!
I sympathize with you rowana! Hang in there and I hope to hear soon that you get your meds straightened out, and things become better for you. Take care.
29 years old, female
Ulcerative Colitis -diagnosed in 2005.
Current Status: In a flare, but getting better.
Just taking it one day at a time.
Meds: Prednizone 40 mg-tapering down, Colazal, 6MP, and
Remicade. I also take Iron and Folic Acid supplements.